Caldwell Co. meth bust leads to three arrests

Caldwell Co. meth bust leads to three arrests

Credit: Caldwell County Sheriff's Office

From left to right: Reid Green, Karen Freeman and Aleisha Hammons

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by APRIL BETHEA / The Charlotte Observer

WCNC.com

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 12:00 AM

Caldwell County authorities say they have arrested three people after a months-long investigation into methamphetamine sales in the area.

Among those arrested were Albert Reid Greene, 57, of Lenoir, who had been one of the focuses of the drug investigation, according to a news release from the Caldwell Sheriff’s Office. Greene was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, conspiracy to sell meth, and maintaining a dwelling to keep or store a controlled substance.

Caldwell Sheriff Alan Jones said the drug investigation was a joint operation between his office’s Ice Unit and the Lenoir Police Department’s narcotics unit.

The sheriff said authorities executed a search warrant at Greene’s home on Thursday. Items seized included 425 units of methamphetamine, more than $1,000 in cash, digital weighing scales, assorted pills, and other drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the Caldwell Sheriff’s Office.

Also arrested Thursday were Karen Denise Freeman, 40, and Aleisha Marie Hammons, 28. Both face drug violations, the sheriff’s office said.

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